EtherPad was a web-based collaborative real-time editor, allowing authors to simultaneously edit a text document, and see all of the participants' edits in real-time, with the ability to display each author's text in their own color. Very popular and in use by educators, businesses, and developers, Etherpad gained a strong following, but was later purchased by Google. With the introduction of the competing Wave application, Google announced a shutdown of Etherpad in favor of Wave. To outcry, Google later announced they would open-source Etherpad's code, which has led to a continued "wave" of clone services. Unfortunately, while Google provided tools to export Etherpads to Wave, Wave itself was decommissioned a few months after its introduction. Additionally, many, many Etherpads were deleted with the shutdown, as users either failed to export them or simply did not continue with the projects. This is a snapshot of those pads.
This archive contains roughly 6,400 Etherpads, in their final state. A huge thanks to team member Sungo for devising downloading tools, progressing with the project, and saving the resulting dumped pads.
Included is a .txt file of the contents of the tar.gz directory structure.